Principal Advisor Wellbeing

Mental Health and Wellbeing Commission

  • Permanent Part Time
  • Wellington
  • Permanent, part-time position (0.5 FTE)
  • Te Tiriti o Waitangi-grounded organisation
  • Flexible work arrangements

Do you thrive in an environment where you can be part of shaping something new? Are you looking for a role that will have a positive impact on the lives of all people in Aotearoa New Zealand?

Te Hiringa Mahara (Mental Health and Wellbeing Commission), opened its doors on 9 February 2021 to bring leadership and oversight to the transformation of our mental health and addiction system, and to contribute to better and equitable mental health and wellbeing outcomes for all people in Aotearoa.

The Principal Advisor Wellbeing System will lead the Commission's analysis, assessment and reporting on the mental health and wellbeing of people in Aotearoa. This role is responsible for developing the monitoring, insights and advice that drive action to improve the wellbeing of New Zealanders.

We are looking for a Principal Advisor to lead and operate the establishment of our wellbeing system monitoring. This programme of work includes developing and maintaining the data that demonstrates what government agencies do to support peoples wellbeing. We are also looking for a lead to co-ordinate the roll-out of He Ara Oranga Wellbeing Outcomes Framework to organisations who are interested in monitoring their own contributions to the wellbeing of people in Aotearoa New Zealand.

This is a great time to join our small team and contribute to improving mental health and wellbeing for Māori, our priority population groups, and for all people living in Aotearoa.

As a Te Tiriti o Waitangi-grounded organisation, we are committed to fulfilling our responsibility as an independent Crown entity to honour Te Tiriti o Waitangi and work in partnership with Māori as tangata whenua.

We want our workforce to reflect our communities across Aotearoa and are actively seeking applications from people who represent this diversity.

How to apply

please go to our website where you can download the position description and application form. Please send your CV, cover letter and completed application form to

Applications close at 12:00pm Friday, 19 August 2022.


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